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Title: Factors Associated with the Motivation and De-motivation of Health Workforce in Nepal
Authors: Ghimire, J
Kumal, A B
Mahato, R K
Gupta, R P
Citation: Gupta RP,G. J. K. A. M. R. (2013). Factors Associated with the Motivation and De-motivation of Health Workforce in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Health Research Council.
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Series/Report no.: May-Aug, 2013;374
Abstract: Abstract Background: Health workforce plays an important role in improving the health of people but its shortage is a major problem facing Nepal. This is further compounded by prolonged absence, low motivation, and improper distribution. The objective of the study is to find out the factors determining motivation of health workforce in the public sector. Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted during September, 2012 to February, 2013. The health facilities were selected proportionately representing all the Illakas and then a simple random sampling was done to select individual facilities. Data was collected using questionnaire. The collected data was entered and analyzed in SPSS. Ethical approval was taken from the Nepal Health Research Council. Results: More than a half (55%) of the health workers were satisfied with their current jobs and the financial benefits they acquired. The results revealed that higher age, higher education (OR:2.6; CI:1.414-4.660) and lower service duration (OR:2.567; CI:1.193-3.306) were significant factors for the motivation of health workers along with financial rewards (OR:4.706; CI:2.961-7.478), working environment (OR:2.344; CI:1.507-3.648) and opportunity for capacity development (OR:5.437; CI:3.344-8.840). The major de-motivational factors were: low remuneration (OR:3.215; CI:2.049-5.045), limited capacity developmentopportunity (OR:4.269; CI:2.672-6.821), poor working environment (OR:4.062; CI:2.528-6.526), non-recognition of performance (OR: 2.157; CI:1.389-3.350), and political interferences (OR:2.752; CI:1.754-4.320). Conclusions: Motivation of health workers is an important factor for smooth functioning of health intuitions and increased access to quality services. The good working environment, salary and other financial benefits matter greatly for enhanced performance of health workers along with additional factors.
Description: Special Issue Articles
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 11 No. 2 Issue 24 May - Aug, 2013

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